Meet The Team

Dr Kent Howell

Hi! I’m Dr. Kent Howell. I appreciate the time you have taken to visit my website. Please allow me to introduce myself. I grew up on the other side of the country in Utah. I attended the University of Utah and completed my undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology. It was during my time there that I first considered going to dental school. I realized that dentistry was the perfect career fit. It would allow me to utilize my talents to help others and fulfill my childhood dream of being a doctor. I graduated from Nova Southeastern University and decided to stay in sunny Florida.

I have practiced dentistry in The Villages area since 2009. When I am not spending time with my patients, I tend to be with my family. My wife, Gimena, and I have four amazing and active children named: Jeffy, Landon, Lucas, and Sofia. I also enjoy golfing, playing basketball, boating, coaching sports, working out, and serving within my local church.


I am Melissa. I am a certified dental assistant and I have worked in a dental office since 2001. I love meeting new patients and hearing about your background. I really enjoy working with patients and the diversity of your cases. You may see me at the front desk or assisting in the back with Dr. Howell. I was born in Toledo, Ohio and moved to Florida when I was 3. I married my high school sweetheart and I have a son and a daughter. I enjoy family time, watching sports (especially the University of Michigan), cooking, and spending time on our farm.


Hey there! My name is Leigha. I am one of the rare, true Floridians. I was born and raised in Ocala. I am a certified dental assistant, but I spend most of my time at the office at the front desk. I’ve worked in the dental field since 2015. I enjoy meeting new people and cherish the relationships I make with co-workers and patients. I married my high school sweetheart and have a daughter. I enjoy spending time with my family and our boxer pups. I also enjoy being outside, boating, fishing, motorcycle riding, relaxing on the front porch, and playing and watching sports.


My name is Suzanne. I am a certified dental assistant and I spend most of my day in a treatment room with Dr. Howell. I have worked in the dental field since 1974, so it’s not a job to me, but a career. I listen. I explain. I can also hold a hand and give a hug when needed. I am here to make you as comfortable as I can before, during, and after dental treatment. I was born in Ohio, but spent most of my childhood in Bradford, PA. I moved to Tampa, FL at the age of 10 and lived there for 35 years before moving to Ocala. My hobbies are sewing, arts and crafts, baking, riding a Harley, and spending time with Bobby, my boxer.   


Hello there! I’m Beverly. I am a registered dental hygienist. I love to have a good time at work and you will probably hear me or my patients laughing at some time during your visit to our office. I take great pride in making sure I help you improve your oral health. I am originally from Alabama and I enjoy spending time with my daughter and granddaughter. 


My name is Renee. I was born in a very small town in Vermont and grew up there until I was 10 and moved to Florida. I am a registered dental hygienist and graduated from hygiene school in 2003. I was a dental assistant before that. I really enjoying helping people improve their oral health. It is very fulfilling to get a sense of satisfaction from helping people every day. I met my husband in high school and we have a son and a daughter. When I’m not at work, I’m helping my kids with homework, school projects, and continuing to learn about health and wellness. I enjoy crafts, decorating, board games, playing cards and roller coasters!